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WATCH: Former Nebraska lineman Casey Rogers announces transfer commitment to Oregon

Chandler Vessels05/04/22
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Nebraska transfer defensive lineman Casey Rogers has committed to Oregon, he announced Wednesday via Twitter. The post featured a video of Rogers posing in a Ducks jersey on the field with him declaring, “Hey Eugene, we’re home!” at the end.

A three-star recruit in the class of 2018, Rogers ranked as the No. 71 defensive lineman and No. 843 overall player according to On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. The 6-foot-5, 250 pound defensive lineman committed to Oregon over offers from ArkansasAuburnTCUWashingtonOregon State, USC and Virginia.

Rogers redshirted his freshman season at Nebraska, and appeared in only four games the next year. His sophomore year in 2020, he appeared in every game, finishing with 24 tackles (three for loss) and a sack. He seemed primed to move into the starting lineup in 2021, but injuries caused him to miss the first five contests and derailed that hope. He still returned for the final seven games of the year, ending with 17 tackles (three for loss) and 0.5 sacks.

Oregon is coming off of a 10-4 finish this past season that included its third straight appearance in the Pac-12 title game. The Ducks saw coach Mario Cristobal depart for Miami this offseason, and hired Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning as his replacement. Lanning helped the Bulldogs achieve the No. 1 scoring defense this past season as they defeated Alabama in the national championship. He’ll look to develop the talent of Rogers and help him become a key contributor for the team in 2022.

Casey Rogers will get his first opportunity to make an impact as a transfer with the Ducks when Lanning officially begins his head coaching career on Sept. 3 against Georgia.